162: Can God Heal Addiction?
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Addiction is a very sensitive topic that impacts the lives of many people. People can find themselves being addicted to drugs, sex, alcohol, tobacco, food, gambling, compulsive spending, approval, attention, adrenaline, and many more.
In this episode, Kenny talks about addictions, and whether or not God can heal them. Kenny makes clear that addiction has strong power of how we make decisions, addictions are always rooted in some idol or some form of sin in our lives, but God’s grace and power can deliver us from any addiction.
Redemption (by Mike Wilkerson)
Recovering Redemption (by Matt Chandler)
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction (by Mark Laaser)
Addictions (by Edward Welch)
How People Change (by Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp)
Life Together (by Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a professor and recruiter at Bethlehem College and a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, MN. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also a podcaster, author, and Ph.D. student. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.